Camping Lighting Buying Guide

Lighting, for all those who do camping, especially for those who do free and even more so for those who do all year round, is a very necessary element. Choosing the source or sources of lighting is a relatively easy process (for a camper), as long as he knows some basic information.

 

  1. Head Lamp

Theoretically and practically it is arguably the most easy-to-use type of light source. This is because it offers light exactly where we are looking, without binding the hands. Also, if and when required, it can be used both as a hand lens and as a lantern (with the appropriate support and the appropriate lens ).

 

  1. Torch

It is the next easy-to-use kind of light source. And in this case, it can be used as a lantern (with the appropriate support and the appropriate lens). One of the best torch flashlights in the market is the TC1200 PRO Tactical Flashlight. The link provides an in-depth review of it.

 

  1. Lantern

It is perhaps the least easy to use light source, but it is very suitable for organized family camping. For those who do free camping, the head lens is the first choice of light source.

 

What you need about Brightness

Almost all people are familiar with the brightness of light sources like candles, therefore they have developed a measure of comparison. However, for better or worse, most of the above-mentioned lighting sources (head lens, hand lens, lantern) refer to brightness (lumens).

 

For our convenience, we could mention the following scale – matches, under conditions of absolute darkness:

  • 5 lumens or more = Adequate lighting for book reading (using a head lens, thus a beam of light).
  • 100 lumens or more = Adequate lighting for normal camping activities (using a head or hand lens, thus a beam of light).
  • 150 lumens or more = Adequate lighting for mountain hiking (using a head or hand lens, thus a beam of light).
  • 200 lumens = Adequate lighting for any kind of activity (using a head or hand lens, thus a beam of light).
  • 250 lumens or more = Adequate lighting for any kind of activity (using a lantern, thus diffusion of light).

 

Unfortunately, most manufacturers (moderate or low quality, therefore also cost) of light sources, to the impressment of interested parties, either report false lighting elements – the brightness of their products, or report the theoretical performance of the product (commonly the performance limits of LEDs, regardless of the number of batteries) and not the actual performance (the performance of LEDs, with the specific number of batteries carried by the product).

The 150 (really) light beam lumens and the 250 (really) lumens of diffuse light are the (minimum) required brightness values. Techodom has a list of the best Military-grade tactical flashlights that we think you are going to find exactly what you need.

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